Feb 21, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

INR3716 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS COURSE PROCEDURE


INR3716 TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

INR 3716 - Technical Mathematics (3 hrs.)

This course is designed to prepare the student for dealing with the problems of industry. It will briefly review basic arithmetic and then move on to application problems (word problems) taken from various industrial disciplines. The focus will be on manipulating weights, measurements, and formulas from basic math through an introduction to algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

This course is open to all students who are accepted in technical programs.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning applying mathematics to the world of work.

Learner Outcomes:

On completion of this course the student will be able to successfully apply basic math skills to related problems in the vocational area.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Mathematical Operation

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers fractions, mixed numbers and decimals.

  • Perform mathematical operations with whole numbers.
  • Perform mathematical operations with fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Perform mathematical operations with decimal numbers.
  • Convert fractions to decimals and vice versa.
  • Apply mathematical operations to practical problems.
  • Convert standard and metric linear measurements.

UNIT 2: Percentages

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully solve problems using percent and averages.

  • Convert percent to decimals and vice versa.
  • Solve simple percentage problems.
  • Apply percent in practical applications.

UNIT 3: Ratios and Proportions

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully solve problems using ratios and proportions.

  • Simplify ratios.
  • Solve direct proportions.
  • Solve inverse proportions.
  • Apply ratios and proportions in practical applications.

UNIT 4: Two-Dimensional Geometry

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully calculate perimeters and areas of triangles, circles, and polygons.

  • Calculate perimeters and circumferences.
  • Calculate areas in standard and metric units.
  • Calculate areas of squares and rectangles.
  • Calculate areas of circles and circular figures.
  • Calculate areas of triangles, polygons and composite figures.
  • Determine dimensions, given the areas of shapes.
  • Solves practical problems using perimeter and areas.

UNIT 5: Algebra

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully apply rules for order of operations, perform operations on signed numbers and algebraic expressions using substitution, and solve single variable equations using mathematical operations, roots, and powers.

  • Perform operations on signed numbers.
  • Solve simple equations using single operations.
  • Solve single variable equations using powers and roots.

UNIT 6: Geometry Theories

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully determine angular measure in systems of parallel or perpendicular lines, triangles, polygons and circles.

  • Convert decimal degrees to degrees and minutes and vice versa.
  • Determine angular measure and length of sides principles of tangent lines.
  • Determine angular measure using a protractor.
  • Apply angular measure in practical problems.

UNIT 7: Trigonometric Theories

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully use trigonometric functions and Pythagorean theorem to solve right triangles, and law of lines and cosines to solve non-right triangles.

  • Determine the value of trigonometric functions given angles and vice versa.
  • Solve for sides of right triangle, given one side and one angle.
  • Solve for angles of right triangle given sides.
  • Solve for sides of right triangle using Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Solve for sides or angles in oblique triangles using Law of Sines or Law of Cosines.
  • Apply trigonometry to practical problems.

Projects Required:

None

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.